Quick Thermomix Pad Thai

Jul 15, 2015

Looking for a quick and easy meal that is fresh and will feed the family? It has been tested by hundreds of families and has made its way onto the weekly rotation of many… is there any better compliment?

Thermomix Pad Thai

This Quick Thermomix Pad Thai was originally featured in The 4 Blades Podcast Episode 76: Thermomix Thai Recipes, along with some fabulous Thai curries from Nikalene of Skinnymixers.

Bec wanted to call it ‘Quick Un-Authentic Thermomix Pad Thai’. Joe said no.

What makes it un-authentic? Well, it doesn’t have sugar, as pad thai usually does. Also, the vegetables are chopped up in the Thermomix, rather than left in matchstick form. The great news is that this Thermomix Pad Thai has good-for-you ingredients, it really goes a long way (feeding a crowd) and it doesn’t cost the earth. In fact, we chose to feature it in The Budget Issue of our digital magazine, as it’s such a cost effective meal.

For a bit of fun, check out the video below. It’s Bec and Joe showing how quick and easy it is to make this Thermomix Pad Thai on Day 1 of 30mix. 30mix was the 12 day challenge we run – a new recipe and video every day, each taking less than 30 minutes to complete. It was great fun. Be sure that you are on our mailing list to hear about our next one!

Give this Thermomix Pad Thai  a try, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

If you need it to be egg-free, omit the egg.

If you need it to be nut-free, omit the nut garnish, and replace the peanut oil.

If you need it to be vegetarian, substitute the chicken with tofu and the fish sauce with soy sauce .

If you need it to be vegan, omit the egg, substitute the chicken with tofu, and the fish sauce with soy sauce.

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Quick Thermomix Pad Thai

  • Author: The 4 Blades
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6


This tasty Thai noodle dish is so flavoursome and full of good ingredients. If it’s a regular at your house (especially if you are paying for takeaway!) it’s worth investing in the base ingredients so that you can make it time and time again with minimal outlay. Other ideas to make this dish cheaper include freezing your herbs and chillies, and buying packs of noodles whilst on sale. This dish is easily made vegetarian by omitting the chicken. You can add strips of tofu if you prefer. Scroll down beneath the recipe for the breakdown of costs.

No: Gluten / Dairy
Contains: Egg / Nuts
*Variations: Can be made without Nuts


  • fresh coriander – 30g, or from frozen
  • carrot – 120g, roughly chopped
  • capsicum – 120g, roughly chopped
  • rice noodles – 200g, thick, dried
  • garlic cloves – 2, peeled
  • chilli – 1, red, large (or alter chilli choice to your taste preference)
  • spring onion – 1, white part only
  • fish sauce – 30g
  • tamarind purée – 30g
  • peanut oil – 90g
  • egg – 1
  • chicken breast – 500g
  • bean sprouts – 1 handful, mung, washed
  • lime – 1, halved, juice only, optional (can use bottled lime juice)
  • peanuts – 1 handful, roasted, unsalted, or cashews, roughly chopped, optional
  • fresh coriander – extra, to garnish
  • nuts of choice – extra, to garnish


  1. Add coriander (30g) to the bowl. Chop Speed 7 / 1 second.
  2. Add carrot (120g) and capsicum (120g) to the bowl. Chop Speed 7 / 1 second. Set vegetables aside.
  3. Boil kettle of water. Pour the kettle over the rice noodles sitting in the insulated server. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Drain the noodles after this time.
  4. Add garlic (2 cloves), chilli (1) and shallot (1) to the bowl. Chop Speed 7 / 1 second. Scrape down the sides.
  5. Add fish sauce (30g), tamarind paste (30g) and peanut oil (30g) to the bowl. Mix Speed 6 / 5 seconds.
  6. Program 2 minutes / 90C / Speed 3.
  7. Heat remaining peanut oil in a large frypan on the stove.
  8. Add egg (1) to the bowl. Combine Speed 3 / 5 seconds.
  9. Add chicken strips (500g) and half the sauce mixture to the heated frypan on the stove. Cook the chicken through.
  10. Add the drained noodles, chopped vegetables, bean sprouts, remaining mixture and peanuts to the frypan. Mix thoroughly.
  11. Squeeze lime over the top and garnish with some fresh coriander leaves and extra peanuts. Season with salt if preferred.


  • Best served fresh or reheated
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes

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